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Division of Research and Graduate Studies

Chancellor's Office Awards for
Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity

The budget of the California State University includes funding for faculty awards for research, scholarship, and creative activity. The funds have been allocated to each campus on a prorated FTEF basis.

The purpose of this program is to provide time and seed funds that will help faculty remain current in their disciplines, attract external funding to expand research opportunities, pursue new ways to enrich student learning, and contribute to knowledge that will strengthen California socially, culturally, and economically. The program provides ~$5,000 competitive awards annually, primarily for release time or summer pay. One of many selection criteria for these awards is the likelihood that they will lead to successful grants.

The Provost’s Research, Scholarship and Creative Activities (PRSCA) Award program runs concurrently with the RSCA
program, but is contingent upon approved funding.


Description Deadline Date
Competitions Go Live February 2, 2024
Competitions Close February 29, 2024 – 3:30 PM
Proposal Review by College March 1, 2024 – March 21, 2024
Awarding Announcements March 22, 2024


Where do I submit my application? 

All applications will be submitted via  InfoReady.

For more information, please contact Sarah Chaffins | ext.8-0856 |